I am a Computer Science Ph.D. candidate in the McCormick School of Engineering at Northwestern University. I work in the assistive & rehabilitation robotics laboratory at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC). My research focuses on the development and applications of artificial intelligence, computer vision and machine learning methods to benefit human-centered robotics and assistive technologies. I am working with my advisor Prof. Brenna Argall on adaptive shared autonomy to enable users with unique needs and preferences to perform activities of daily living tasks on their own by using assistive robots.Publications
Human-in-the-Loop Optimization of Shared Autonomy in Assistive Robotics [ pdf ] [ bib ] Deepak Gopinath, Siddarth Jain and Brenna Argall IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters (RA-L) vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 247-254, 2017 Shared Control | Assistive robotic arm | User-driven customization Robot Learning to Switch Control Modes for Assistive Teleoperation [ pdf ] [ bib ] Siddarth Jain and Brenna Argall RSS Workshop on Planning for Human-Robot Interaction: Shared Autonomy and Collaborative Robotics, 2016 Assistive robotic arm | Mode Switching assistance | Low-dimensional interfaces | Machine Learning Grasp Detection for Assistive Robotic Manipulation [ pdf ] [ bib ] Siddarth Jain and Brenna Argall In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2016 Robotic grasps | Grasping | Geometric approach | Shape Primitives | Grasp dataset | Assistive robotic arm | Point Clouds Assistive Robotic Manipulation through Shared Autonomy and a Body-Machine Interface [ pdf ] [ bib ] Siddarth Jain, Ali Farshchiansadegh, Alexander Broad, Farnaz Abdollahi, Ferdinando Mussa-Ivaldi, Brenna Argall In Proceedings of the 14th IEEE/RAS-EMBS International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics (ICORR), 2015 Shared Control | Body-Machine interface | Assistive robotic arm | Path Planning | Rehabilitation robotics Automated and Objective Assessment of Surgical Training: Detection of Procedural Steps on Videotaped Performances Siddarth Jain, Katherine A Barsness, Brenna Argall [ pdf ] [ bib ] In Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Digital Image Computing: Techniques and Applications (DICTA), 2015 Surgical assessment | Tracheoesophageal fistula repair | Skill evaluation | Medical image processing Towards Validated Surgical Skills Assessment: Automated monitoring of Tracheoesophageal Fistula Repair (oral abstract) Siddarth Jain, Katherine A Barsness, Ellie O'Brien, Brenna D Argall International Pediatric Endosurgery Group 24th Annual Congress for Endosurgery in Children (IPEG), 2015 Automated Perception of Safe Docking Locations with Alignment Information for Assistive Wheelchairs [ pdf ] [ bib ] Siddarth Jain and Brenna Argall In Proceedings of the 27th IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2014 Assistive Robotics | Wheelchairs | Robot docking | Docking structures | Docking detection | Point Clouds | Computer VisionTeaching
EECS 469 / ME 495: Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence for Robotics [ course page ] Northwestern University, T.A., Fall 2016 Delivered four full lectures Evaluated reports, code assignments, projects and final exam papers EECS 495: Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence for Robotics [ course page ] Northwestern University, T.A., Fall 2014 Delivered one full lecture Evaluated reports, code assignments, projects and final exam papers
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